HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAMSEY: STILL THE IN CROWD @ 80


posted by Robert J. Carmack  #@blues2jazzguy Composer, Pianist, TV host and Jazz legend RAMSEY LEWIS has been referred to as “the great performer,”  a title reflecting his performance and style. It seems strange saying Ramsey Lewis in the same sentence as 80 years old.  Still youthful looking and playing at the peek of his power…

WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN-PERCY SLEDGE 1941-2015 RIP


posted by Robert J. Carmack   #@blues2jazzguy Soul Music icon, Percy Sledge, after being taken off the road late last year and hospitalized has died. it was announced on Tuesday, April 13, by a spokesperson for the family. The Southern Soul singer recorded one of the “biggest” records of 1966, When a Man Loves a…

REMEMBERING A HIT MUSIC MACHINE: RIP SKIP SCARBOROUGH


posted by Robert J. Carmack  #blues2jazzguy Clarence Alexander Scarborough wrote,co-wrote, or produced hit records for Earth Wind & Fire, LTD, Anita Baker, Blue Magic, and so on. How did he do all this, where most people never heard of him, nor did they recognize his face. Ashford & Simpson wrote for people and you knew…